Saturday, January 15, 2011

Man Arrested for Sexually Assaulting 14-Year Old Girl

Carl Walden is currently being held at the Mecklenburg County Jail after he was accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 14-year old girl.

According to police, the young girl told them Walden forced her into his car at gunpoint on Freedom Drive last week and sexually assaulted her. She also stated that Walden told her he had been watching her at the bus-stop and liked to pick up young girls.

The girl was able to jump out of the car and call police. The victim described the suspect's car to the police and told officers where the man stopped. A short time later, Officers found the car and questioned Walden when he admitted to picking up the girl and asking her to have sex for money.

A motion filed in criminal court stated a search of Walden's home turned up several ski masks and a collection of pornography tapes depicting "brutal rape" of women by men in ski masks. Walden wears the ski masks for outside work at Estes Express Line.

In addition, police found several pairs of women's underwear in a jacket pocket located in a closet. In another jacket pocket, detectives found a piece of paper entitled "client list" with names of women officers recognized as murder victims of serial killer Henry Lewis Wallace.

Prosecutors say Walden is also a person of interest in the rape of a 15-year old girl in a park near Rogers Street on January 9, 2011. The victim is unable to identify her attacker because he was wearing a ski mask. Prosecutors are waiting on DNA evidence in this case.

The court motion also offers allegations that a 17-year old was offered a ride home from a movie theater in April of 2009 by Carl Walden and he took her to his home on Rogers Street and sexually assaulted her. Police say Walden told them he wanted to make out with the girl but she started to feel uncomfortable and dropped her off on Freedom Drive.

In June 2006, Walden was also accused of raping a 30-year old woman. Walden claims the woman was a prostitute and was mad after he didn't pay her. The defense asked for a reduction in Walden's bond claiming he's hasn't any convictions for almost 20 years. The prosecution referred to Walden as a sexual predator.

If Walden is able to post his bond, the judge says he will be placed on an electronic monitoring device.... Thank Goodness!